Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying
地產及建設測量學(榮譽)理學士學位


Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3789

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

127 (plus 2 training credits)

Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes
Programme Leader(s)

Award Coordinator

Prof. Y.H. Chiang
BA(AS), BBldg, MBA, PhD, MRICS, HKIS, RPS(QS)

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • This programme is offered within the BSc(Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate.
  • The Faculty of Construction and Environment International Student Scholarships (FCE ISS) will be offered to eligible international students. Please click here for more details.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This challenging programme aims to develop all-round and flexible graduates with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the inter-disciplinary professions of land management, real estate development and construction project management.  The Programme underpins surveying studies with the disciplines of economics and finance, law, management and technology and cultivates a global mindset with international studies in the real estate and construction markets in China and overseas.

 

Students are well prepared to enter the professions of building surveying, general practice surveying (real estate), planning and development and quantity surveying (construction and economics) with full potential to take leading and strategic roles in the profession and business of land, property and construction.

 

Programme Characteristics

This is a professional degree programme with a global and practical perspective. Students learn about economics, law, finance and investment, management and technology in the construction and real estate context. Problem identification, problem solving and decision making form the programme's focus.

 

There is close contact with the industry through guest lectures and company and site visits. Students undertake group and individual practical projects throughout their studies. We also have a mentorship scheme in which students are matched with employers and senior members of the professions to gain practical insights into professional practice.

 

We operate a study exchange programme to provide students with opportunities of studying abroad for one academic semester at Loughborough University (UK), the Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), the University of Florida (USA), the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) or the University of Montreal (Canada).

 

We also operate the Preferred Graduate Development Programme and Work-Integrated Education in collaboration with the University to help students in gaining placements.

Curriculum

  • This is a broad interdisciplinary course that aims to provide a liberal education for students aspiring to become knowledge workers in the real estate and construction professions in particular.
  • In the first year, typical students mostly begin with General Education Subjects to fulfil university and faculty requirements. They are introduced to basic knowledge and contemporary issues relating to the broad discipline of Construction and Environment.
  • In the second year, students take subjects designed to develop their professional knowledge and problem-solving skills to undertake property development, and construction and project management, and to work with the dynamics of the industry. Students study Foundation Subjects in economics, finance and investment, law, management, technology and professional practice.
  • More advanced subjects in the third and fourth years further prepare students to develop their professional competence in the surveying profession.
  • Further Elective Subjects are offered in the fourth year to help students enter one of the four surveying specialisms: Building Surveying, General Practice Surveying, Planning and Development, and Quantity Surveying.
  • Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk.
  • The programme curriculum can be obtained at www.bre.polyu.edu.hk/frameset/frameset_course.html.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Professional accreditation is being sought from the following institutions:

  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS);and
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS);

 

Career Prospects

Our graduates readily find employment as professional trainees in various international surveying consultancies, property development companies, construction companies, government departments such as the Rating and Valuation Department, the Lands Department, the Housing Department, the Architectural Services Department and the Buildings Department, and other large quasi-public organizations, such as the Housing Society.

 

In recent years, some graduates have also been recruited into business and financial institutions. A majority of the graduating class has been offered employment before or shortly after the final examination.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 5807/2766 5808/2766 7770; email: bsvivien@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


As a Higher Diploma student who was promoted to the Bachelor’s degree programme, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to acquire professional knowledge and practical training during my time at BRE. Over three years, I have gained comprehensive knowledge of the legal, economic, managerial and technological aspects of the real estate development and construction field, and practical skills that have helped me to tackle different tasks in the workplace when undertaking an internship through the Work-Integrated Education programme. I am also very thankful to have been offered invaluable opportunities, such as being an exchange student in Finland and participating in a joint-school summer course in Shanghai that broadened my horizons. Now that I am a final year surveying student I am preparing myself to be a competent graduate. I believe that both the Higher Diploma and undergraduate programmes at BRE are essential for students interested in pursuing professional and practical study in the challenging construction industry.


Lam Lam



Studying in the Higher Diploma programme in Building Technology and Management and the Bachelor of Science in Surveying programme at PolyU was invaluable to me. I was provided with useful knowledge and practical experience, which will be beneficial in my career as a general practice surveyor. For instance, I was able to participate in a summer workshop in which a real construction project was simulated for our class to acquire hands-on experience and enhance teamwork. I was also granted an opportunity to join an exchange programme to study at Tongji University in Shanghai for a semester, and the Work-Integrated Education scheme allowed me to work as a summer intern with the Lands Department, obtaining experience in areas such as preparing rent reviews and drafting conditions for lease renewals.

 

Apart from study, I took part in extracurricular activities organized by the dance and film societies. As a sub-committee member of the Social Services Group, I not only had the opportunity to meet new friends and learn from others, but was also able to help the needy.

 

My university life at BRE was highly fruitful and the programmes I studied in have equipped me well with practical knowledge and experience for my future career.


Wong Chu Ho, Jakco



Studying at BRE is a road to success. Three years ago, I was admitted to the Higher Diploma in Building Technology and Management (Surveying), a two-year programme offered by BRE. Thanks to the excellent programme structure and brilliant teaching, I acquired professional knowledge and developed my interest in surveying. BRE not only concentrates on students’ academic performance but also emphasises their personal development. Study tours and exchange opportunities definitely broaden our horizons. The Department also endeavours to strengthen the bonds between students and the industry, which helps us to gain clearer visions of our future careers. In particular, the Mentoring Programme connects students with mentors and Work-Integrated Education allows us to gain practical work experience in the industry.

 

Through the promotional path and credit transfer system available in the Department, I have moved onto BSc(Hons) Surveying (Year Two). I have no regrets about choosing to study surveying at BRE. Having set a clear goal to become a quantity surveyor, I believe that the skills I have learned at BRE will be helpful for my future professional development.


Wong Wai Ming



Studying for a BSc(Hons) in Surveying at PolyU was great fun and an intellectual challenge. Now, working as part of a professional cost planning team and facing a substantial volume of designs waiting to be translated into various cost plans within deadlines, I very much appreciate what the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) offered me. Taught by highly experienced and approachable academic staff, at BRE I was not only equipped with a wide range of professional construction knowledge, but also gained practical skills such as critical analysis, presentation and communication skills, in addition to global and business awareness. These skills are equally useful in my work. The Mentorship Scheme also laid a solid foundation for me to build strong industry networking, which has proven invaluable in my career since graduation. The decision to spend my undergraduate years at BRE was the wisest choice I have ever made.


Lee Yeuk Ying, Krystal



Following graduation, I joined the Swire Group as a Management Trainee seconded to Swire Properties. After a year with Pacific Place retail leasing, my current role in Development and Valuation involves analysing various investment opportunities in land and buildings. My job is challenging and I am grateful that the training I received from BRE equipped me well. Thanks to the BRE Mentorship Scheme, I had the chance to receive professional training from my mentor from Year One. At that time, my mentor organized an in-house training series on useful real estate topics in the property industry. This greatly inspired me, and later I started my own study group with friends and explored property sector performance in equity markets.

 

Work-Integrated Education at BRE provided a perfect link between unpolished students like us and leading institutions in the industry. I treasure the experience I gained as part of the DTZ valuation team, where my colleague drove me to inspect hundreds of village houses.

 

BRE is where I learned about my passion and strengths. Various resources available in the library backed up my technical knowledge and I am particularly thankful to lecturers and tutors who were helpful in answering my questions. It was their effort that paved the way for me to succeed in the property industry.


Ma Cheng, Chris



Studying at BRE sharpened my edge in a competitive market. My time at PolyU helped me establish a solid foundation for a career and widened my global horizons through the student exchange programme. The knowledge and experience I gained throughout my three years of study, and the networks I built, will always be helpful in my career.


Mui Kai Yin, Marcus



轉眼間已經三年了,回想自己當初報讀測量學,一方面是因為這個學系具有悠久的歷史,另一方面則是這個課程所涵蓋的知識層面相當廣闊 - 學員除了修讀與建築相關的課程外,也有機會涉獵與管理、經濟和法律等方面相關的實用知識。

 

在中學時期,我還未能領略讀書的樂趣,當時接二連三的測驗和考試令我感到緊張和納悶,但在修讀理大測量學的課程後,可以說是徹底改變了我原來的想法!

 

首先,這個課程的設計以分組專題報告和考試兩部分為主,通過與同學彼此協調合作以完成專題報告的訓練,令我深切體會到團隊合作和溝通技巧的重要性,同時也令同學之間藉此建立了深厚的友誼,個人自信心亦透過做口述報告而得以大幅提升。而兩次暑期實習的經歷,也有助我提早體驗職場上的各種生活模式。

 

此外,此課程亦為成績優異的同學提供多個獎學金和前往海外大學交流的機會,我於二年級的時候就有幸以交換生身份到英國學習半年,這次寶貴的經歷除了讓我得以體驗外國不同的教學理念及社會文化外,更使我在短時間內學會了獨立生活和懂得欣賞他人的優點。

 

我對未來的前景充滿信心和敢於接受各種挑戰。而教授們的支持和鼓勵,更使我得以順利升讀碩士學位課程,從而實現了我的童年夢想。諸位本學系的教授們,容我在此衷心地向大家說聲感謝!


李敏慧



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